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With less than two weeks to go until Halloween, Hell’s Kitchen is getting distinctly spectral — especially at Cybert Tire, the neighborhood’s oldest garage, where the spooky display is the wheel deal.

Trick or treat? Cybert Tire on W52nd Street is going all in for Halloween in keeping with tradition. Photo: Mary Jane Livingston
Do you know if this caged creature sings? Just one of the motorized horrors on show at Cybert Tire for Halloween. Photo: Mary Jane Livingston

The W52nd Street garage has made going all-out for Halloween an annual tradition, earning it a deserved spot as a favorite stop for young and old seeking a scare. The motorized horror show was first inspired by owner John Everett’s daughter, and when Cybert moved location to its current address at 545 West 52nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, the display moved too.

Everett has strict scaring hours for youngsters during the week: come after 3pm on weekdays to see the show in motion until 7pm, or from 7am to noon on Saturdays between now and Halloween. Everett promised W42ST more ghosts and ghouls will be arriving before the big day, when the scaring will go past regular closing time, and will also feature candy.

Just hanging out: Cybert Tire owner John Everett is turning scaffolding to good use as he keeps up his annual tradition of a growing Halloween collection. Photo: Mary Jane Livingston
See the ghouls at the little (tire) shop of horrors as Cybert Tire gets its Halloween display up and running. Photo: Mary Jane Livingston

The Halloween high jinks are just part of the Cybert story. The company was founded by 1916 by friends Cy Vosimer and Bert Keston, making it the area’s oldest garage. Until 2017 it operated out of 726 11th Avenue, between W51st and W52nd Streets — then moved round the corner to make way for the Irish Arts Center.

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Send in the clowns: Parents wanting to scare their kids can see the Halloween show in motion from 3pm weekdays and 7am-12pm Saturdays. Photo: Mary Jane Livingstone

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  1. John & Cliff at Cybert make 52nd street such a joy for all the holidays. Such a treat for the kids to visit and check out the decor every season.

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